Tackett’s Shootout packed with action
IRONTON — An exciting day of girls basketball action filled the court Saturday in the Conley Center for the annual Tackett’s Body Shop Shootout at Ironton High School.
One undefeated team was able to escape unblemished while another team had its unbeaten record go by the wayside in overtime.
Portsmouth Notre Dame moved its record to 21-0 as the Titans used their size to thwart an Ironton rally in a 56-48 win.
Ironton had trouble with the high-low game of Portsmouth Notre Dame, which utilized a pair of 6-foot talents in Katie Dettwiller and Lexi Smith.
Dettwiller, 6-foot-4, corralled a deflected pass off of high-low action for a three-point play on the Titans’ first possession of the fourth quarter and later hauled in another lob for a layup to push the advantage to 43-34 with 6:00 left.
However, Ironton responded with a pair of 3-pointers off set pieces from Riley Schreck to pull within 45-44 with 3:30 left. After Dettwiller hit the front end of a two-shot foul, Smith got the rebound off a miss and a putback to push the lead to two possessions again.
Dettwiller finished 10 of 10 from the floor, scoring 24 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Lexi Smith had 11 points for the Titans.
Ironton jumped out to an early advantage, but back-to-back 3-pointers by Portsmouth Notre Dame’s Ali Smith gave the Titans the lead and momentum.
The 3-pointers jump started a 13-2 run when Portsmouth Notre Dame extended out to a 23-14 lead. Ironton’s Lexi Arden scored the final five points of the first half to cut the deficit to four.
Schreck led Ironton with 17 points while Arden had 16 and Lexi Wise added 15.
PORTSMOUTH NOTRE DAME 8 15 13 20 — 56: K. Dettwiller 24, Smith 11, Hassel 8, A. Smith 6, Hoover 4, Schmidt 3.
IRONTON 9 10 12 17 — 48: Schreck 17, Arden 16, Wise 15.
ASHLAND 51, WAYNESVILLE (OHIO) 50 (OT): Sarah Rymer scored off an offensive rebound with 10 seconds left and Ashland was made a late stop defensively to preserve an overtime win.
Rymer snuck in between defenders after guard Mykasa Robinson had driven to the basket with the Kittens trailing by one. The help defense by the Lady Spartans on Robinson’s shot allowed Rymer to crash the backboard for the put-back.
Robinson, a University of Louisville recruit, finished with 22 points, six assists and five rebounds while Julia Parker added 12 points. Rymer, who missed much of the second half because of foul trouble, finished with nine points.
Robinson scored with 16 seconds left in regulation to give Ashland a 46-44 lead, but a layup at the buzzer by Waynesville’s Marcella Sizer sent the game to the extra session.
Sizer finished with 21 points and eight rebounds to lead Waynesville in its first loss of the season.
Rachel Murray had 16 points for Waynesville, who jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the early going before Ashland rallied to take a 24-22 halftime lead.
ASHLAND 9 15 8 14 5 — 51: Robinson 22, Rymer 9, Parker 12, Bradley 5, Fulton 3.
WAYNESVILLE 10 12 15 9 4 — 50: Sizer 21, Murray 16, Ritter 5, Hartshorn 2, Purkey 2, Rains 4.
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE 61, CHESA- PEAKE 43: Washington Court House got a huge second quarter and used the balance of Hannah Haithcock and Shawna Conger to earn the win.
Haithcock finished with 21 points and a team-high nine rebounds to lead the Lady Lions while Conger hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points.
Natalee Hall led Chesapeake with 17 points while Brooke Webb added 15 and a team-high seven rebounds.
The Panthers fell behind in the second quarter as turnovers turned into opportunities for Washington Court House, who outscored Chesapeake, 18-7, in the frame to take a 31-17 lead at halftime. Chesapeake finished with 23 turnovers.
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE 13 18 19 11 — 61: Burns 4, Garrison 2, Taylor 4, Hines 7, Conger 20, Jenkins 3, Haithcock 21.
CHESAPEAKE 10 7 13 13 — 43: Davis 7, Ward 2, Webb 15, Hall 17, Ervin 2.